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Offering ski gear from as little as €1.99 to the most expensive item being just €29.00, we had a look at the LIDL skiwear range 2018 which is due to hit the shelves this week.
Ski holidays might not be the cheapest, but we reckon it’s always money well spent. Whether you are heading away with the family, a group of friends or on a romantic break, you will never regret a ski holiday. However, the cost of one can be significant, especially with a couple of rugrats in tow, so it’s great to identify a couple of areas where you can save a few bob.
How to Save Money on Your Ski Holiday
Ski gear can get particularly pricey. Key pieces such as a good ski jacket, merino wool baselayers and good socks are definitely worth the investment. But not every item in your kit bag needs to be top of the range. Although we recommend opting for the trusted brands like Columbia, Patagonia etc for the big stuff like ski jackets and salopettes if you can stretch to it, the smaller items like baselayers in Lidl are both great and great value.
So with the range due to hit the shelves this Thursday, we thought there was no better time to take a closer look at what they are selling.
At just €29.99 we probably wouldn’t recommend this jacket for the higher resorts where temperatures plummet. However, it is windproof and water-repellent. Has a lift pass pocket, goggles pocket, headphone cable feed and zip pockets, sleeve with thumb hole and underarm ventilation. So, basically, it will do the job for spring skiing. It’s available in sizes 10 – 18 (Ladies’) and 32 – 40 (Men’s).
Take a closer look.
Price: € 19.99
The Lidl salopettes are windproof and waterproof, with warm padding on the inside. They also feature an adjustable, semi-elasticated waistband and a covered zip at the bottom of the leg provides space for ski boots. They are available in sizes 10 – 18 (Ladies’) and 32 – 40 (Men’s).
Price: € 12.99
We love Lidl’s baselayers and you won’t find cheaper. The top features ventilation zones for breathability, are seamless and are made with innovative performance yarn and elastane for an optimal fit. They are available in sizes 10 – 20 (Ladies’) and M – XL (Men’s).
Our favourite items in the Lidl ski range are the baselayers. They are super affordable and they won’t let you down. They feature ventilation zones for breathability, are seamless are made with innovative performance yarn.
A great option for an added layer is Lidl’s power stretch jacket which features a full zip and chin guard. It’s all about the layers up there in the mountains.
For an added layer to keep you toasty, there is this quick-drying and moisture-regulating ski top. It’s brushed inside and range of colours makes it a great addition to your wardrobe both on and off the slopes.
Their ski goggles offer 100% UV protection. The inner lens is coated with an anti-fog coating and the outer lens is shatterproof!
For a cheap helmet option, that still complies with DIN EN 1077/Class B, this is an option worth looking into. It’s extremely lightweight and robust, features an effective ventilation system and is perfectly compatible with Lidl’s ski goggles. It is available in sizes S-XL
Price: € 4.99
There’s no such thing as too many ski socks! These are a great option to stock up on. They feature cushioning at the toes, heel, achilles tendon, calf, instep and ankle. And are available in sizes 2.5 – 8 (Ladies’) and 6 – 11.5 (Men’s).
These are a lifesaver when you’ve been out on the slopes for a few hours and you’re fatigued, wet, cold and getting grumpy. Just activate these handy reusable hand warmers and bask in 60 minutes of heat. They can store heat up to 55°C and will certainly perk you up.
The ski look is never complete without the addition of a knitted hat. Lidl have plenty of options to keep you both warm and looking slick on the slopes. Plus all of them are fleece lined.
Lidl have a range of ski accessories to keep you toasty on the pistes. There are a balaclava and a range of fleece neckwarmers to choose from, depending on your preference.
These winter boots are great for off the slope action, for that walk around the shop or to the pub. They have a warm textile lining, a removable insole with an aluminium layer for optimal heat insulation and anti-slip – TPR sole for good grip. They are available in sizes 4 – 7 (Ladies’) and 6 – 11.5 (Men’s).
Price: € 6.99
These water repelling gloves feature a reinforced palm to protect from sharp ski edges. They are available in sizes 7 – 8 (Ladies’) and 8.5 – 9.5 (Men’s) and make for a perfect back up pair of gloves just in case yours take a tumble from the ski lift (happens to us all!).
They also have an entire Lidl kid’s snow range:
The full range of Lidl ski gear goes on sale across Ireland on 8 November 2018. Check out the Lidl website for further details.
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